Overhaul immigration detention system: Editorial

The case of refugee claimant Ricardo Scotland proves yet again that Canada must make drastic changes to how it deals with unwanted migrants: Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 August 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada to carry out audit of long-term detention reviews

This week's decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordering the release of an individual who had been detained for over a year provides further impetus for the IRB's planned audit: IRB.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)

Ontario judge frees refugee claimant, calls detention Kafkaesque

The judge's ruling raises questions of whether Canada regularly detains refugee claimants and other non-citizens arbitrarily, in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Foreign Farmworkers in Canada Fear Deportation if They Complain

"This program is a form of apartheid," said Chris Ramsaroop, an organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers, a labor rights organization based in Ontario.

Posted:
August 14, 2017
Article source:
New York Times

Cancelled asylum hearings 'devastating' to Ottawa refugee claimants, advocates say

As asylum seekers continue to stream into Canada in record numbers, dozens of refugee claimant cases in Ottawa are being delayed or cancelled with very little notice, say local advocates.

Posted:
August 11, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'Tremendous injustice' as migrant workers sent back to Jamaica

So why are Waldin Simpson and another man being sent home early? Simpson says they're being singled out for complaining about problems with their paycheques.

Posted:
July 27, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Immigration detention system is legal, though not always applied perfectly: judge

The constitutional challenge was filed by Alvin Brown, a Jamaican man who was detained for five years before being deported last year.

Posted:
July 26, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Immigration scam targeting Chinese community in GTA 'too good to be true': police

Ads placed in local Chinese newspapers promise to help secure travel documents from China to Canada.

Posted:
July 26, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Federal Court voids Canadian citizenship revocation for 312 people

An earlier judgment struck down key provisions of the Citizenship Act introduced by the former Conservative government under Stephen Harper.

Posted:
July 13, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail